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Poster: adawg Date: Apr 1, 2004 11:42am
Forum: etree Subject: Download speeds were up at 160 before this, so the ISP capping thing doesn't fly.

I didn't have this problem before, so it doesn't make sense. Am I the only person having slow downloads. That's amazing.

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Poster: CATyler Date: Apr 2, 2004 12:24am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Download speeds were up at 160 before this, so the ISP capping thing doesn't fly.

My download rates, and I'm sure everyone else's as well, have been dropping during peak download hours from around 5- 10 pm. Point is, though, that even with rates dipping due to the surge in usage, shows are still downloading. Try to exercise a little patience. Go out and enjoy some spring weather while your show downloads. Download overnight. Try to remember back to a time when you had to wait weeks for a show, wondering if you got ripped off in the mail, if you could even find someone who had the show at all in the first place.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Apr 2, 2004 1:31am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Download speeds were up at 160 before this, so the ISP capping thing doesn't fly.

This graph indicates the bottleneck is with the Archive.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Apr 2, 2004 1:46am
Forum: etree Subject: Speed testing (was Re: Download speeds)

Well, that indicates that the Archive is now maxing out their bandwidth, and there may be some slowdown. But I'm not clear how that slowdown will manifest itself - I'm surprised if it's in your download speed being reduced by a factor of 3, already.

One would _think_, that since it looks to me like we would be maxing out at 600+ megabit or so right now, judging by the shape of the graph, and we're stuck at the maximum 500 megabit, that people might see their downloads slow down by, say, 20 percent across the board or something.

But is it possible that some people/transfers see no slowdown at all, and other people are getting all the slowdown? :) Well, I guess it might be - I wonder how we can explore this? Well, actually, I know one way.

Anyone who's having extreme slowdown, go to:

http://www.dslreports.com/stest

..and report your bandwidth test there compared to your Archive download speed, if you do them right after each other? That would probably help.

So, no conspiracy theories, but the Archive's bandwidth is definitely used up for most of the day right now - we have accomplished Brewster's wish from a couple of months back :P

This post was modified by simon c on 2004-04-02 09:46:14

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbleblanc Date: Apr 2, 2004 9:55am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Speed testing (was Re: Download speeds)

But is it possible that some people/transfers see no slowdown at all, and other people are getting all the slowdown? :)

Absolutely. If you're downloading a show that's been here for months and it's on a server with relatively low load (like 8 other downloaders), then you'll most likely see better speeds than someone grabbing a Dead show off a server that's got 90 downloaders right now. Those hard drives can only read and feed info so fast...

Here it is, Friday evening at 5:30pm Pacific time (just got home from work) - this is a peak download time every day. I just clicked on d1t1 of this show:

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=7396

... and I'm pulling it down at 140kB/sec. Slower than usual? Yup. (adawg looks like you were right about things starting to slow) Even so, 140KB/sec is still really, really fast.

-Brad

This post was modified by bleblanc on 2004-04-02 17:55:16

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffMTravellerH Date: Apr 2, 2004 4:33pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Speed testing (was Re: Download speeds)

Congratulations for the great tasre, btw. SCI rules. ];)

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Poster: bisq Date: Apr 1, 2004 12:46pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Download speeds were up at 160 before this, so the ISP capping thing doesn't fly.

There are lots of things that affect your download speeds, mine tends to vary depending on time of day, what other things I'm running on my computer, etc. Sometimes they will slow down for a while and then pick back up. Personally, I seem to be downloading at about the same speed now as I was before.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffMTravellerH Date: Apr 1, 2004 1:12pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Download speeds were up at 160 before this, so the ISP capping thing doesn't fly.

Same here. I was at 120 kbs before and am at the same rate now.

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Poster: ratsnest74 Date: Apr 2, 2004 12:42am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Download speeds were up at 160 before this, so the ISP capping thing doesn't fly.

My download speeds used to be 300 kb/s, now im getting about 26kb/s...therefore im getting downloads about 10% the speed i did just two weeks ago, what used to take an hour for an entire show now take all day (or night). Hopefully this can be corrected in the near future.

Brad